Andrea Cucchi stabilisce il nuovo record della Marathon Race Silvaplana!!!

Andrea Cucchi vince la prima regata e stabilisce il nuovo record della Marathon RaceSilvaplana, il 14 agosto 2005.
Il secondo giorno della Euro-Cup Silvaplana di Windsurfing ha portato condizioni perfette per i migliori Windsurfers del mondo. A 15 – 20 nodi la regata tradizionale del marathon è stata iniziata con oltre 120 competitori da 23 paesi differenti.

from August 13th to 21st in Silvaplana, St. Moritz (Switzerland)
Andrea Cucchi wins the first race and sets new record for the Marathon Race
Silvaplana, August 14th 2005. The second day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Silvaplana brought perfect conditions for the Worlds best Windsurfers. At 15 to 20 knots the traditional marathon race was started with over 120 competitors from 23 different countries. In this race the competitors had to sail five rounds instead of the normal two. This race has its 28th anniversary and an additional prize money of 3.000,00 Swiss Franks. Andrea Cucchi (ITA-1, Starboard, Neil Pryde) was the men of the day and won the marathon race and the biggest share of the prize money.
In the morning the Maloja wind started with a slight delay but then the conditions were perfect for racing. So the race committee decided to go for a start at 11:30. The big fleet had a clear start and in the first moments the Polish hotshot Kuba Guzdek (POL-13, Starboard, Neil Pryde) took the lead. But soon he was passed by other racers. After the first lap the double World Champion Micah Buzianis (USA-34, F2, North Sails) was leading in front of Ross Williams (GBR-83, Starboard, Gaastra) and Alberto Menegatti (ITA-456, F2, Gaastra). Other favourites like the European Champion Antoine Albeau (FRA-192, AHD, Neil Pryde) and Wojtek Brzozowski (POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde) were stuck somewhere in the field.
First Buzianis was able to extend his lead to almost 500 metres but then his opponents closed up again. In the fourth Upwind Buzianis went too far under land which offered the chance for his followers. Andrea Cucchi didn’t hesitate a second and passed him taking the lead. Also Brzozowski was getting closer and raising the pressure on the American. The Italian managed to defend the lead and won the race. Micah Buzianis kept the focus and the distance on Wojtek Brzozowski. On the fourth place followed Kuba Guzdek in front of Antoine Albeau.
The spectators on the tribunes were enthusiastic about the great performance on the water. Andrea Cucchi destroyed the old record for the Engadin Marathon and set a new benchmark. The official finish time of the winner, Andrea Cucchi was 52 minutes and 48 seconds. This an average speed of 48,2 kilometres per hour! Included in this average speed are also the start, all the jibes and tacks and upwind racing periods. So on the downwind reaches the top racers topped maximums of over 60 kilometres per hour.
After a break the competitors were sent out again. Two starting attempts brought two general recalls. In the meantime the wind had dropped and the race committee decided to send the competitors back to the beach and to close the competition for today. The Windsurfing Euro-Cup Silvaplana continues until Wednesday. For tomorrow the Skippers Meeting is set for 11:00 with the first possible start at 11:30.
The official website of the event with more information is The Windsurfing Euro-Cup Silvaplana is covered on, and Besides the reports and the results you will also find a live ticker on So check out the internet!

Sponsors and Supporters:
Hosted by: Silvaplana, Sils, St. Moritz
Organized by: Positive Lines
Main Sponsor: STIMOROL
Supporters: IWA, IFCA, Windsurfing Euro-Cup, European Freestyle Protour
Andrea Cucchi (ITA-1, Starboard, Neil Pryde): “We had this marathon race today. I had a perfect start and was in the top five right from the beginning. In the fourth Micah made a mistake and didn’t plane for some moments. I took advantage of that and passed him taking the lead. I am so happy about this victory!”
Micah Buzianis (USA-34, F2, North Sails): “I was a little bit unlucky but Andrea pulled out a great race. It was big fun nonetheless. Hopefully we will also get some Slalom in during the next days.”
Wojtek Brzozowski (POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde): “I had a very good start but I had released my downhaul right before the start as I thought the wind would be lighter. So I had a great angle but not enough speed. So I was somewhere in the pack when I arrived at the upwind mark. But during the race I got better and better finally ending up on the third place. I am very happy about my result and look forward to the next days.”
Allison Shreeve (AUS-911, F2, Neil Pryde): “I am so stoked! I was fifth at the first upwind mark. Then some of the top guys took me out but I also kicked some ass to many of the men. I am exhausted but happy. Formula Racing is awesome!”


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